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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Releases Policy Statement on Airline Seating

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has released its policy statement on airline seating in response to Congress requiring FAA update standards for passenger seat dimensions.
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HFES Releases New Book Exploring How to Create a Well-Designed Questionnaire

HFES announces the release of its latest book, Questionnaire Design: How to Ask the Right Questions of the Right People at the Right Time to Get the Information You Need.
1-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Paper Explores Why We Should Train Drivers Using Cars with Autonomous Features

A new paper published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering questions whether drivers of cars with autonomous features should receive training before getting behind the wheel, much like pilots do with autopilot systems.
15-Mar-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and...
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improved Passphrases Could Make Online Experiences Both User-Friendly and Secure

The human factors researchers’ alternative passphrase systems showed significantly better user recall compared with existing systems.
3-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.
11-Jun-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Challenge the “Levels of Automation” Framework in Automated Vehicles

The widespread push by car, truck, and drone makers toward increasingly automated vehicles has moved faster than technology and faster than legislation.
8-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graduate Student Wins Design Contest for Mobile Health App for Those Considering Elective Mastectomy

Employing user-centered design, Grayson achieved dual goals of aiding not only patients but also researchers seeking data about patients’ decision making.
12-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering.”

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Steven Kemp
Executive Director

skemp@smithbucklin.com

Kate Purdy
Marketing and Communications Manager

kpurdy@hfes.org

202-367-2387

Janet Rapp

JRapp@smithbucklin.com

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